From the Oasthouse: The Alan Partridge Podcast (Series 1)

4.3/5

Critic Rating

Broadcaster, writer, philanthroper and one of the first public figures to suggest high-visibility clothing for people manning temporary car parks, the public Alan Partridge is a cherished institution. But what of the unseen Alan? For the first time, this famously private man welcomes us into his home and audibly deshrouds himself for a fascinating series of podcasts. Over the course of 18 generously durated episodes, Partridge grants us full and unfettered access to his off-screen life (within reason). In exchange for a series of payments from Audible, he promises an access-all-areas pass to the nooks and crannies of his hinterland, to reveal a wiser, cleverer, more reflective Alan than many of his more vaunted peers have given him credit for. He then sends the resultant podcasts to Audible ensuring they meet the technical specifications laid down in the contract. If you are looking for Series 2 or 3, just type Oasthouse in the search bar.


Critic Reviews

Score: 5

Veronica Lee • inews Sep 15, 2020

"Alan Partridge is a man of many talents, and “Father, rambler, broadcaster, writer, presenter, philanthroper” are just a few in a long list he reels off by way of introducing himself on his latest venture, a podcast recorded at his Norfolk oast house. There are 18 “generously durated” episodes providing nearly seven hours of material. They’re a hoot. (Only on Audible)…"

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Score: 4

James Marriot • The Times UK Sep 11, 2020

"Alan Partridge has a podcast. Of course he does. I mean this two ways. First, of course Steve Coogan would find a way to recycle his Partridge character yet again (after the TV show, the books, the film . . .). (Only on Audible)…"

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Score: 4

Michael Hogan • Telegraph UK Jun 5, 2020

"The script is lovingly written, packed with murmured asides and divine throwaway details. It’s performed by Coogan as a virtuoso one-man show. Coogan’s readings of previous Partridge audiobooks are a joy and this podcast has a similar feel, with his delivery adding an extra layer of laughs. With trademark subtlety, Alan boasts that these podcasts “have been described as very good/sensational”. On this evidence, they’re certainly the former. …"

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